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You'd think we would point to Anthony Davis anytime we say something positive about the New Orleans Pelicans, but it's not a one-man show this season. 


Julius Randle was an under-the-radar signing for the Pelicans this offseason and he hasn't only embraced his role as the team's sixth man, but he's thriving in it.


In just 25 minutes against the Spurs on Monday, Randle posted his sixth career triple-double with 21 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists, along with zero turnovers.

If you're putting up a triple-double off the bench, you better believe you're getting some national attention.

Randle is averaging the fewest minutes played since his rookie year, but has managed to put up some career-high numbers -- 17.5 points per game, 8.5 rebounds and the best field goal percentage of his career. The fifth-year pro has taken advantage of other team's second-unit big men on his way to a potential Sixth Man of the Year Award

Lou Williams is leading the way again (+190), after winning the award last season, but Randle (+550) is the rising candidate who has impressed in his new role. The Timberwolves Derrick Rose comes in with the same odds and has impressed in his role this season as well, even putting up a 50-point game earlier this season after  saying his goal this season was to win the Sixth Man of the Year Award.

There's still a lot of season left, but you could make a pretty good starting squad with these Sixth Man of the Year candidates.


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